President-elect Donald Trump picks charter school advocate Betsy DeVos for Education secretary

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President-elect Donald Trump has picked Betsy DeVos to be his secretary of education, two transition sources told CNN Wednesday, and Devos has accepted Trump’s offer.
The Detroit Free Press described DeVos as a “West Michigan GOP mega donor and philanthropist” and “an ardent supporter of school choice.”

“Betsy DeVos is a brilliant and passionate education advocate,” Trump said Wednesday in a statement. “Under her leadership, we will reform the U.S. education system and break the bureaucracy that is holding our children back so that we can deliver world-class education and school choice to all families.”